“Please protect yourselves,” continued Beyoncé. “We are a family. We need them. We need their voices, their skills and their strength. I know that it is very difficult, but please be patient, stay encouraged, keep the faith, keep positive and keep praying for our heroes”.
An analysis of The Associated Press, based on data up to the Thursday, found that of the more than 21 thousand 500 victims whose demographic information was known and disclosed by officials, more than 6 thousand 350 were black, or almost 30 percent. African-americans represent 14.2 percent of the 241 million people who live in the areas covered by the analysis. More than 33 thousand deaths were registered in the united States until Thursday.
Keys presented similar data when he spoke during the special.
“To maintain their high frequency and I send them all my love,” he said at the end of your message.
Gaga, who curated the event full of stars, inaugurated by urging those who are battling the pandemic, to get the way to smile despite the pain, performing a version of the song of Nat King Cole’s “Smile”.
Sang during the second part of the event for eight hours in support of the World Health Organization along with Global Citizen.
“I’m concerned about both the medical workers who are risking their lives for us,” said Gaga.
Wonder performed it with a piano, “Lean On Me” (Lean on me) by Bill Withers, who died on the 30th of march.
“During adversities such as this, we have to rely on each other,” he said.
John Legend and Sam Smith, each from his house, did a duet of “Stand by Me”; Lizzo sang “A Change Is Gonna Come” with passion; and Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello, sitting together, “What a Wonderful World”.
Paul McCartney sang “Lady Madonna” by The Beatles and talked about the work of his mother, a nurse. The members of the Rolling Stones (from four different places) have joined forces to play “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”. And Taylor Swift sang “Soon You’ll Get Better” while playing the piano.
The former first ladies american Michelle Obama and Laura Bush, Oprah Winfrey, Bill and Melinda Gates, Ellen DeGeneres, Pharrell Williams, Kerry Washington, Lupita’nyong’o and Henry Golding gave words of encouragement while photos of health care workers and ordinary people they saw on the screen. J Balvin even offered tips to avoid getting the virus, such as washing hands, while doctors and other health workers spoke about the social distancing and assistance efforts.
One World: Together At Home showed the stars in intimate atmospheres transmitting virtually to the world. The program was broadcast simultaneously by ABC, NBC, CBS, Univision, iHeartMedia and Bell Media, and had Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel as hosts.
Colbert told viewers to draw their wallets, and the left side. Kimmel added that more than 50 million dollars had already been raised to help people in need during the global crisis.
Among other participants were Billie Eilish and her brother and producer Finneas, Elton John, Jennifer Lopez, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Kacey Musgraves, Maluma and Keith Urban. Gaga, Legend, Celine Dion, Andrea Bocelli and Lang Lang closed the special with a performance of “The Prayer”.
Earlier in the day, an event of six hours in which participated Andra Day, Niall Horan, Kesha, Matthew McConaughey, Jack Black, Heidi Klum and Jason Segel are transmitted on digital platforms as part of One World: Together At Home. Also acted, or spoke Latin artists including Juanes, Anitta, Becky G, Luis Fonsi, Natti Natasha and Sebastian Yatra.
“Here Kesha from day 500 of the quarantine. Strange, both to my fans,” he said sitting in front of your fireplace while your cat was making sounds in the background. “I know there are a lot of people working without sleep and sacrificing so much to help decipher this for all the world, and I can only think that the vulnerability of all of us as human beings at this time is showing a side of really beautiful humanity”.
The renowned pianist Lang Lang, singer country Maren Morris, the rocker Hozier, the british star Rita Ora and singer emiratí Hussain Al Jassmi also performed during the special, which included videos focused on health care workers battling the spread of the coronavirus. There was also a segment of couples marrying (some at the entrance of their houses, other in) during the pandemic.